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A quick zero-waste 4-ingredient peppermint bark recipe that will satisfy your sweet cravings

Published on December 22 2021

Ever have too much leftover baking chocolate from all the holiday festivities? What do you do with your collection of candy canes gathered from family, work and social events? 

Make use of your leftovers with this easy and delicious 4-ingredient peppermint bark recipe. It combines crushed peppermint candy and different types of chocolate for the ultimate holiday treat.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to temper the chocolate to stay true to the “easy” factor. 

Stick around to learn how to partake in this zero-waste method of baking as it inches you closer to a more sustainable lifestyle (and with a sweet reward!)


  • 2 cups dark chocolate (baking wafers or crushed)
  • 2 cups white chocolate (baking wafers or crushed) 
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • ½ cup of peppermint candies or candy canes (crushed)


  1. Fully melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or microwave 
  2. Add the peppermint extract and mix until entirely incorporated with the dark chocolate
  3. Use parchment paper or a reusable mat on a baking tray and lay out the dark chocolate and peppermint extract mixture, spreading it as thick or thin as you’d like 
  4. Refrigerate the mixture for 10-15 minutes to let it harden 
  5. Repeat the same process with the white chocolate, allowing it to cool for another 10 minutes before laying and spreading it onto the chilled dark chocolate
  6. Sprinkle crushed candy canes or peppermint candies over the top of the white chocolate 
  7. Refrigerate the layered chocolate for another 10-15 minutes 
  8. Once removed from the refrigerator, make sure the chocolate hardens completely, then break apart into desired “bark” pieces and enjoy. Bon appetit! 

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